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The front facade of the US Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The National Recording Registry is adding to its collection 25 recordings that shaped the American cultural landscape.
The Library of Congress's National Recording Registry is adding to its collection 25 recordings that shaped the American cultural landscape.
The Library of Congress's selections for induction include Donna Summer’s 1977 hit “I Feel Love,” along with the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Barton Hall concert.
The world’s largest library has selected a wide array of songs and sounds to add to the collection, including the only known audio of former enslaved blacks interviewed during the 1930s.
One of them had worked for Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
The library is also saving the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s jazz soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas," as well as Leonard Bernstein’s conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1943.
The collection also factors in the funk — it’s adding Parliament’s "Mothership Connection" album from 1975.
You can see the entire rundown at the Library of Congress website.